Below is an actual press release BuzzFeed received today. Get your checkbooks ready.
1% SINGLES CRUISE & BALL
Wealthy singles of all ages are invited to meet their peers on the first-ever 1% Singles Cruise, November 4-17, 2012; and the first-ever 1% Singles Ball, Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.
“In the past, as the world’s largest non-profit singles organization, we have prided ourselves on the low cost of our cruises and parties,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals. Over the past 33 years we have totally neglected wealthy singles. That policy ends with the 1% Singles Cruise and 1% Singles Ball.
“Everyone thinks the wealthy have it easy finding love,” says Mr. Gosse. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The 1% live in constant fear that their money will attract gold diggers, seeking to enrich themselves. The 1% Singles Cruise and 1% Singles Ball will be opportunities for the wealthy to comfortably meet people on their own level, so they can feel more confident that the attraction is romantic rather than financial.
“The 1% Singles Cruise will intentionally be the most expensive cruise we have ever sponsored,” says Mr. Gosse. “The 1% Singles Ball, at San Francisco’s most luxurious hotel, will be our most costly dance party of the year. But we will not be ignoring the 99%. They will have plenty of affordable cruises and parties to enjoy throughout the year.” […]
The 1% Singles Cruise is aboard Crystal Cruise Line’s Serenity, voted the #1 Cruise Ship in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The Serenity departs from Istanbul, Turkey and visits the Greek island of Mykonos; Sicily/Catania, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Florence (Livorno) in Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The cost for a Penthouse with Veranda, single occupancy, is $14,455. Airfare is extra. Less costly cabins will be available, since even the 1% often enjoy bargains.